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A Special Evening with Billy Howard, VP of Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Join us as we kick off 2019 with our special guest Billy Howard. Billy is an Atlanta based commercial and documentary photographer and is on the board of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Billy will share how he approaches his photography projects and his role on the board of Atlanta Celebrates Photography where he has served as both secretary and vice president. The title of his presentation is "A Baker’s Dozen: The Evolution of a Photography Career in Thirteen Photographs". He published the first full length documentary book on the AIDS pandemic and received a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship in Mental Health Journalism. His work has been exhibited with the Smithsonian Institution, and in Milan, Italy in an exhibit with Vogue Italia. His photographs are in the permanent collections of The Library of Congress, the High Museum of Art, The Carter Presidential Center and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His work has been featured on "Good Morning America", "CBS This Morning", NPR's "Performance Today", in the HBO special "And the Band Played On", and the TBS special "The Coming Plague". He has photographed in Africa, Latin America, Europe, India, the Middle East and Asia for corporations, government agencies and non-profits and travels nationally for a diverse range of clients. You can find more about his background at his website at

Clairmont Presbyterian Church

1994 Clairmont Rd Milligan Building — Fellowship Hall · Decatur, GA

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The Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) was formed by photography students at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center to help its members learn the skills for capturing great images and sharing them with others. The society has been serving the photographic community since 1976, now with well over 250 annualy paid members.

Each month SPS hosts a competition and lecture/presentation on the first Friday. Competition themes vary each month with the goal being to encourage members to shoot outside their "comfort zone".

On the 4th Tuesday of the month SPS hosts their popular member "Learn Shops"; informal lectures/presentations from club members to help teach each other a variety of photographic skills, from lighting and composition to Photoshop and Lightroom.

The club tries to arrange for field trips throughout the month. These field trips are designed around upcoming photography themes but also around events that take place in the local area. Sometimes we just like to get out with others and share our knowledge.

In order to enter images into competition (digital or prints) you must first be a fully paid SPS member. Annual dues are $30 for individuals and $40 for households, due each January.

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